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Snowmobilers, ORV'ers clash with each other, deputies

Three disputes involving snowmobiles or off-road vehicles turned ugly Jan. 19. A White Lake snowmobiler reported the hood of his machine was cracked during an incident near the Limberlost bar. More...

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News

Page-Turners to read 'Star of the Sea'

Page-Turners, a book discussion club for adult readers at the Houghton Lake Public Library, will begin its eighth year of meetings Feb. 27 at 7 p.m. More...

Senior volunteer program has limited openings

A volunteer program for income-eligible senior citizens in Northeast Michigan has openings available. More...

Our Lady of Lake to mark Catholic Schools Week

Our Lady of the Lake School in Prudenville is one of more than 7,800 Catholic schools across America that will celebrate Catholic Schools Week Jan. 27-Feb. 1. "Catholic Schools Light the Way" is this year's theme. Activities at OLL begin Jan. More...

Sports

Varsity Bobcats cheer to second behind Gaylord

Houghton Lake varsity's 677.77 points was not enough to place first in competitive cheer competition at Roscommon High School Jan. 17, but the Bobcats did earn second, behind Gaylord High School, a Division 2 school. More...

Wigard earns 100th win

ONE HUNDRETH WIN AGAINST BUCKS Houghton Lake senior wrestling captain Justin Wigard (top) works his way toward a pin against Roscommon's Ryan McClure in a 130-pound match at Clare Jan. 16. More...

Bobcat wrestlers off to rocky start in JPC opener, tourney

While Justin Wigard picked up his 100th career wrestling victory Jan. 16 in the Houghton Lake Bobcat's Jack Pine Conference opener the Bobcats lost to Roscommon 18-56 and to Clare 24-59. More...

Outdoors

Anglers snag prizes following successful first TUT weekend

Houghton Lake anglers took first prize in four of five single catch categories at Tip-up Town's first weekend ice fishing contest. More...

Pistol instruction class aims to get 'Women on Target'

The Houghton Lake Sportsman's Club recently started a preliminary pistol instruction class for women. More...

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Happenings

Event brings visually impaired skiers to Higgins Lake

More than 80 visually and mobility impaired people from throughout the state came to Higgins Lake last weekend to participate in "Michigan Ski for Light," an event held there each year since 1981. More...

Second City to take KCPA stage Jan. 26

Chicago's legendary comedy theater, The Second City, will take center stage at the Kirtland Center for the Performing Arts on Kirtland Community College's main campus near Roscommon at 8 p.m. Jan. 26. More...

St. Helen to host senior dance Jan. 25

The St. Helen Senior Community Center will host a community dance every fourth Friday, and the next dance is set for Jan. 25, from 7 to 10 p.m. More...

Threat turns into expensive lesson

Trying to avoid an algebra quiz will cost a Roscommon High School student almost $7,000 and possible jail time. The Roscommon County Sheriff's Department obtained a confession from the student who made the bomb threat at the school Jan. 16. More...

Going into the drink can be costly experience

Running a snowmobile across open water can be a dangerous and expensive proposition, and even in the best case can be quite costly to the sled owner. More...

'It's not me; it's Jesus'

Faith sustains musician, educator Steve Oppy in his final days

Faith. Music. Education. Aside from his family, those have been the elements around which Steve Oppy's life has revolved. And as he continues his 3 1/2-year battle with cancer, many friends come to his Roscommon home to encourage him. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Carlton R. Mead Jr. - 2018-02-22
Dorothy C. Mark - 2018-02-22
Margaret Mae DeLaurier - 2018-02-22
Betty C. Cyr - 2018-02-22
Virginia Ruth Averill - 2018-02-22
Jane Parfitt - 2018-02-22
Charles L. Robbins - 2018-02-22
Virginia Ruth Averill - 2018-02-15
Betty C. Cyr - 2018-02-15
Carlton R. Mead Jr. - 2018-02-15

Court News

BAD TIMING

An accident Saturday at the intersection of Tower Hill and West Nestel Roads in Roscommon Township snarled traffic being rerouted by the Tip-up Town parade Jan. 19. More...

State Police report quiet TUT weekend

"We had very few complaints related to Tip-up Town," said State Police Sgt. Kraig Britvec of the Houghton Lake Post. More...

Gerrish-Higgins to ask voters for $14 million bond issue

Voters in the Gerrish-Higgins School District, in the May 6 election, will be asked to approve a "Better Schools" bond issue. More...

Editorial

It was darned cold!

The first observation from the 1st weekend of Tip-up Town Jan. 19 and 20 - It was darned cold! Even with temperatures around 5 degrees Saturday morning the parade route was lined with eager Tip-up Town citizens. More...

Warriors riding in

Riding conditions for next week's Wertz Warriors invasion of Houghton Lake will be nearly perfect as the expected 50 snowmobilers head west to the Quality Inn on M-55. More...

Over 5,000 donated

The first Mister Roger's Neighborhood Sweater Drive has collected over 5,000 sweaters in good to excellent condition for distribution to help a neighbor keep warm. More...

Letters to the Editor

'You can't just sit there, do nothing'

I am writing this letter and many more will follow until the problem I speak about below is corrected. Many of our friends and family own cottages in Houghton Lake and have been regulars here during the summer and winter seasons for over 20 years. More...

Chamber's greed hurts area bar owners

As a local bar and restaurant owner I am disappointed that the Houghton Lake Chamber of Commerce has decided that the only way they can generate more income for Tip Up Town is to take it out of the local bar's pockets. More...

Religion & Family

'Closet' helps women reenter work force

Entering the work force or reentering it after a few years off can be daunting for a woman without a professional looking wardrobe. Women in need of business attire do have a source for clothing in the Roscommon County area. More...

EARLYMORNINGWALKS

With Millicent

Childhood Days I remember our happy childhood days And the good, old-fashioned country ways. There were seven of us in all, And somehow we managed to have a ball. We had a loving mother to dry our tears And a good old dad to calm our fears. More...

Former Houghton Lake teacher to turn 106

Former Houghton Lake Kindergarten teacher Grace Miller will turn 106 years old Jan. 29. Mrs. Miller, who resides in Charlotte, was honored Jan. 4 at the Eaton Area Senior Center. She still lives alone in her apartment and is a very spry 106. More...

Education

Surveyors influence career choices

A 2005 Houghton Lake High School graduate, Nathan Shanley, is a member of the surveying engineering program at Ferris State University, Big Rapids. Shanley follows in the footsteps of several Houghton Lake graduates in the Ferris program. More...

Students use milk jugs in construction of igloo

Walk inside the warm Houghton Lake Public Library and around the corner you'll see, of all things, an igloo. This igloo, made by area students, will not melt, however, because it was made from milk jugs. More...

Kelly resigns from G-H Board

The Gerrish-Higgins School District Board of Education is seeking applicants to fill a vacancy on the board. The board Jan. 16 accepted the resignation of Trustee Chad Kelly, who is moving to Louisiana. More...

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